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Prime Minister Makes Award to SOS Kit Aid Founder and CEO

The Prime Minister has recognised John Broadfoot for his exceptional services sending unwanted rugby kit to disadvantaged young people overseas with the Points of Light Award. Click HERE on the link on the Home Page to read more.

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Another Great Donation from Cokethorpe School

Following their first donation to SOS Kit Aid earlier this year Cokethorpe School in Pxfordshire have done even better with a great donation of 12 large bags of kit. These included kit for a range of ages which will be perfect for helping kids to play rugby around the world. Many thanks to Cokethorpe and to Dani Slatter who kindly organized the collection. Pictured are some Cokethorpe pupils with Mike Thomas from SOS Kit Aid. They were excited to hear that the kit will be put to such great use. 

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Thank You Shapwick School

Huge thanks to Shapwick School (specialist school for Dislexic and Dyspraxic children) near Glastonbury, Somerset for a large donation of assorted kit, much of it new, and particularly to Jane Atkins who organised the collection.

Pictured with Ross Young of SOS are Gareth Wright, Joint Principal Head of Care and year seven pupil Oliver William-Powlett.

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Great Support from Samurai

John Broadfoot, CEO of SOS Kit Aid, was delighted to receive a very generous donation of 27 boxes of brand new kit from Samurai International, near Norwich, last week. We have been fortunate to receive such great kit donations from them in the past. Pictured with John is Nas from Samurai International. More kit is promised later in the year which we will put to to very good use in emerging rugby countries. Big thanks to all at Samurai International. 

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Another Brilliant SOS Kit Aid Golf Day at Kingsdown

Thirty three teams took part in the Annual SOS Golf day on Friday 30th August at Kingsdown GC, supported by SOS Ambassadors Gareth Chilcott, Simon Devereux, Dave Trick, John Taylor and Graham Price. It was a fantastic day for the charity raising much needed funds to deliver kit to the various Countries to be used by a growing number of underprivileged kids.

 The late summer sun shone brightly, the Ambassadors and the SOS team worked tirelessly to ensure that all the players were kept well hydrated and fed thanks to our very kind sponsors.

 Said Organiser, Richard Westaway “It’s a massive day for SOS Kit Aid being that it’s one of our key fund raising events. It’s very heart-warming to receive so much support for our charity's efforts so an immense thank you to all of our sponsors and supporters for such a great day ….. indications are that we have raised a significant amount of money.”

 The winners were Lee Sumision with a fine individual score of 45 points and the team prize went to Liam Giles' team – Spindogs with 95points

 A huge thanks to Kingsdown Golf Club and to everyone who took part and supported us on the day.

Rich Westaway

SOS Kit Aid Regional Director

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